retonation wave

noun

ret·​o·​na·​tion wave
ˌretᵊnˈāshən-
: a compressional wave propagated backward from the starting point of an explosion wave in a gaseous mixture

Word History

Etymology

retonation from re- + -tonation (as in detonation)

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“Retonation wave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retonation%20wave. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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